Monday, October 5, 2009

HatchetMan vs. The Blade

Peter Follansbee and Mike Siemsen went axe to sawblade in a competition to see who could cut a straight edge on a board the fastest.

Armed with a length of red oak and a reckless look in their eyes, they took to the stump and sawbench in a grueling match of sweat and sawdust.

...then they switched tools.


For Your Viewing Pleasure, May I Present:

video

Music: Time Bomb, by Old 97's.

16 comments:

Shannon said...

I love it! I am so glad you caught this on video. I showed up halfway through and didn't have a very good view from the back of the crowd.

Bill Satko said...

Great video!

I just have to ask; if there was a video of your competition in the hole boring, what music would you select for it that would define the moment?

The Village Carpenter said...

Shannon, their competition drew quite a large crowd, for sure.

Bill, maybe the Benny Hill theme song? ha ha!

Tom's Workbench said...

Now, THAT was impressive! I must have been in one of the sessions when that happened... Glad I was able to see it!

Jeremiah said...

Wish I could have gone! Maybe next year...

Mark H said...

Awesome! Thanks for putting that up Kari! I was eating lunch heard all the racket but it didn't dawn on me what was going on or I would have run over to see it.

jmk89 said...

I love it. This just convinces me more that one year I am going to have to coonvince SWMBO that a trip to WIA is really a holiday that we can take fro Australia.

Thanks for posting that.

Jeremy

Follansbee said...

Kari
I think the music should have been "I fought the saw & the saw won" ...
thanks for editing it so quickly. it was fun...
PF

Tom Dugan said...

Jeremy,

There was one attendee whose nametag said he was from South Africa. Didn't get to talk to him, so I don't know whether he was up here already, but there's your precedent.

No videos of the Boring Championship yet, but here's the first post about it over at PopWood.

Bob Rozaieski said...

Gotta say I really thought Peter was going to win. I was kind of surprised when Mike took it. It was a fun day watching all of the Olympics go down. It was nice to see a lot of families and kids getting in on the action too. Hopefully it will be close enough to the area for me to help out again next year.

The Village Carpenter said...

It was a really fun competition that drew quite a large crowd. I hope there are more like that at the next conference—people seemed to really enjoy it.

Peter, good one! Is that in iTunes? heh.

Tom, I hope they just post the video with Megan and Heather. I do not want to relive what was a panic-filled moment for me.

Bob!! I'm so sorry I didn't get to meet you. I didn't know you were working the booth. Did you see me there? There was a guy who I thought I recognized but wasn't sure. Was that you???

Bob Rozaieski said...

Could have been me. Short, stocky balding guy wearing an apron. I saw you past there a few times but it always seemed I was busy working with someone or timing someone every time you came around so I didn't get a chance to meet you. I was only there on Saturday.

Bob Rozaieski said...

Looks like they managed to get me in the Big Rip-off video over at the WW mag blog though.

The Village Carpenter said...

Bob, I just watched the Woodworking Mag video. That WAS you I saw. Dang it. I should have walked over and looked at your name tag. So sorry to have missed meeting you.

Robin Wood said...

Great vid Kari, thanks for sharing it.

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